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Technical Library

Technical Library

Find here all the technical information about DuPont™ Tyvek® & DuPont™ AirGuard®.

Free CPD Seminars

Free CPD Seminars

DuPont™ Tyvek® offers free CPD seminars for architects and other construction professionals covering energy efficiency and building protection.

Building In Energy Efficiency

Building In Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient homes start with Tyvek® breather membranes and airtight AirGuard® AVCLs. Used together, these proven products boost thermal performance and energy efficiency, prolong structural integrity and improve interior comfort.

Give Home Energy Efficiency a Boost

Give Home Energy Efficiency a Boost

DuPont™ Tyvek® solutions can significantly improve home energy efficiency. The combination of low-emissivity, vapour-open Tyvek® Reflex and AirGuard® Reflective is particularly effective.

Tyvek® FireCurb™ Housewrap gains BBA confirmation of its power to protect

Tyvek® FireCurb™ Housewrap gains BBA confirmation of its power to protect

DuPont Building Innovations is pleased to announce that its innovative membrane DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb Housewrap has been awarded an Agrément Certificate by the BBA as “a fire-rated, high-density polyethylene breather membrane for use in timber-frame wall construction.”

Tyvek® UV Facade, now with both BBA and CE marking, is the advanced choice for open-jointed design

Tyvek® UV Facade, now with both BBA and CE marking, is the advanced choice for open-jointed design

DuPont™ Tyvek® UV Facade has now been awarded an Agrément Certificate by the BBA (British Board of Agrément) for use in timber-frame wall construction and as a weather-resistant layer behind rain-screen cladding with open joints.

Tyvek® offers unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014

Tyvek® offers unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014

Tyvek® Supro, Supor Plus and Enercor® offer unrestricted application when tested in accordance with BS5534:2014 - and with no counter battens required in any zone.

Tyvek® is compliant to New BS5534 Annex A

Tyvek® is compliant to New BS5534 Annex A

Tyvek® Supro, Supro Plus & Enercor® have been subjected to the test procedures concerning wind uplift (BS 5534), performed well and are fit for purpose at maximum batten gauge in all categorized wind zones (1-5) when installed in a pitched roof system in line with both our BBA certificate 08/4548 and our own technical guidance.

Tape Selection Guide

Tape Selection Guide

Find the right Tyvek® or DuPont™ FlexWrap tape with our Tape Applications Selection Guide.

Underlayment: Quality and Thickness of Functional Layers Are Critical

Underlayment: Quality and Thickness of Functional Layers Are Critical

Tyvek® membranes are proven to resist ageing better than most common multi-layer underlayments. Even after prolonged exposure to UV radiation and heat, Tyvek® underlayment stays watertight and provides superior condensation control.

What Makes a Tyvek® Watertight Breather Membrane Unique?

What Makes a Tyvek® Watertight Breather Membrane Unique?

DuPont™ Tyvek® is a watertight membrane that not only optimises energy efficiency in all building types, but also provides proven durability and long-term protection against external climatic conditions and the effects of condensation.

CE Compliant Membranes

CE Compliant Membranes

All DuPont breather membranes, including Tyvek® and AirGuard®, are fully CE compliant, and carry the CE marking required throughout Europe.

The Tyvek® Evolution Story

The Tyvek® Evolution Story

DuPont invented Tyvek® in 1955 and has introduced a stream of construction innovations since then to raise the bar in the industry, a process we call Tyvek® Evolution.

How to - Selecting the right vapour control and vapour barrier sealing tape for the job

How to - Selecting the right vapour control and vapour barrier sealing tape for the job

Best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to select the right vapour barrier sealing tape

How to - Install vapour control and vapour barrier membrane on down lights and ceiling hatches

How to - Install vapour control and vapour barrier membrane on down lights and ceiling hatches

Best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to ensure a successful installation of vapour membranes on down lights and ceiling hatches

How to - Fixing the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane – timber, concrete and steelwork

How to - Fixing the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane – timber, concrete and steelwork

How to ensure a successful installation and fixing of the vapour barrier and vapour control membrane to timber frame, steelwork and concrete.

How to – Vapour control and vapour barrier installation

How to – Vapour control and vapour barrier installation

The following article covers some best practice experience sharing by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Technical team on how to ensure a successful vapour control and vapour barrier membrane installation.

Vapour Control Membrane Protection

Vapour Control Membrane Protection

An effective air and vapour control layer (AVCL) offers key internal building protection, helping to manage moisture and the indoor climate. DuPont™ AirGuard® AVCLs are the optimal solution.

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